(Just the News) Papa John’s founder John Schnatter says that in former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s report, it’s very clear that the controversy leading to Schnatter’s resignation was a set up, and several board members of his former company were complicit in it.
Ex-FBI Director Clears Papa John’s Founder of Racial Bias, Slams ‘Clearly Inaccurate’ Media
(FOXBusiness) Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has released findings Tuesday of his extensive investigation into public comments made by disgraced Papa John’s founder John Schnatter which led to his ousting in 2018.
According to the report, Freeh found Schnatter’s comments were “neither intended nor can reasonably be interpreted to reflect any racial bias, prejudice, or disrespect for African Americans or people of color.”
The investigation reviewed the transcript of the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Nov. 1, 2017, in which Schnatter made comments about the NFL players’ national anthem protests against police brutality.
“The NFL is hurting, and more importantly by not resolving the current debacle to the player and owner’s satisfaction, NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders,” Schnatter said at the time, according to the report.